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Youth Wellness and Community Education

Education is a vital part of a person’s ability to make positive decisions regarding their physical, mental, and emotional health. Whether a person is 65+ or 2 years old, we have programs aiming to teach individuals how manage their diet, activity level, and mental health. Through knowledge, children, adults, and families can advocate for their healthiest self. 

Our program has partnered with doctors, community stakeholders, schools, registered dieticians, counselors, and physical activity experts, to bring a variety of educational opportunities to the people living in the Dauphin County, Lancaster-Lititz, Lebanon, Cumberland-Perry, and York-Hanover areas. Families and individuals are able to use the tools presented in our programs to make lifestyle changes and positive decisions to prevent obesity, heart disease, diabetes, falls, and many other illnesses. 

Our staff is highly educated and is able to match participants with the program that best fits the health needs of you, your family, or your community.  

Youth Programs

School Based Programs

Community Education

The Education team works closely with many agencies, organizations, businesses, coalitions/task forces, and schools throughout central Pa. We want to help people improve their overall health and well-being through offering a variety of programs.

We want to empower our community to understand their health, allowing them to make beneficial choices regarding nutrition, physical activity, and disease prevention. 

  • UPMC in Central Pa. can conduct presentations onsite or virtually on nutrition and physical activity-related topics such as nutrition label reading, cooking demons, carbohydrate control, walking for health, yoga, healthy eating, blood pressure, cholesterol, heart health, diabetes prevention, and more.
  • Staff hold in- person and virtual coking demos for the community.
  • UPMC Memorial is working on a partnership with Central Market York, Eastern Market, Penn Market, and the York Fresh Food Farms Mobile Produce Van to offer a $5.00 produce voucher program.  This program was created to help access more fruits and vegetables into people’s diets, as well as to help people by fresh, local produce. 

Let our team help guide you to the right program to fit your needs and concerns!

Older Adult Programs

Meet the Team:

  • Monica Lazur-Hagerman, MPH — Office Manager
  • Mari Giordano, CHWC — Community Programs Educator for the Youth Wellness Health Coaching Program
  • Rich Harris, MS, NBC-HWC, EIM — Community Programs Educator for the Cumberland/Perry region
  • Nikole Klatka — Behavioral Health Therapist II
  • Ashley Wenk — Community Programs Educator/Mental Health

Contact us:

Monica Lazur-Hagerman, MPH — Office Manager 

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